Computer Control and Interaction Using Eye Gaze Direction Detection


22nd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Trabzon, Turkey, 23 - 25 April 2014, pp.1658-1661 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2014.6830565
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1658-1661
  • Keywords: eye gaze direction detection, eye region detection, support vector machines, human computer interaction
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Eye-gaze tracking is the process of measuring the position of user's gaze. It is widely being employed in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research area as an alternative of traditional input devices such as mouse and keyboard. In this paper, a real time vision based gaze direction detection system which can recognizes gazes in four different directions (left, right, up and bottom of the screen) and performs required user actions in related directions is introduced. In proposed system, face region is detected using Adaboost machine learning algorithm and Haar-like features, eye region is detected using Support Vector Machines (SVM) and grayscale image features. Gaze directions are classified and recognized using SVM and grayscale image features. An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based system is implemented for the performance evaluation of proposed system. The proposed system shows 97.2% recognition accuracy of gazes in four different directions, which is effective and consistent with results from research on eye-gaze direction detection.